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Components of Participating Organizations

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

National Cancer Institute

National Eye Institute

National Human Genome Research Institute

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

National Institute on Aging

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

National Institute on Drug Abuse

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

National Institute of General Medical Sciences

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

National Institute of Nursing Research

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Nanoscience and nanotechnology refers to the understanding and control of matter at the atomic, molecular or macromolecular levels, at the length scale of approximately 1-100 nanometers. The objective of this FOA is to encourage the study of basic biological phenomena and engineer nanotechnology solutions that will enable biomedical breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases and traumatic injuries. Research projects may include the development, modification, or integration of advanced nanotechnologies and nanoscience-based tools, methods, concepts, and devices in addition to engineering nanoscale structures and systems to study and understand biological processes in health and disease and to develop novel diagnostics and interventions for treating disease.

Nanotechnology emerges from the physical, chemical, biological, and engineering sciences, where novel tools and techniques are being developed to probe and manipulate single atoms and molecules. These tools have already enabled a myriad of new discoveries of how the properties of matter are governed by the atomic and molecular arrangements at nanometer dimensions. These discoveries have impacted manufacturing processes of a wide …

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